Factors affecting prevalence and distribution of Bitter Crab Disease in Newfoundland and Labrador snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) : an investigation toward formulating fishery management strategies

Mullowney, Darrell (2010) Factors affecting prevalence and distribution of Bitter Crab Disease in Newfoundland and Labrador snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) : an investigation toward formulating fishery management strategies. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This report is submitted to partially satisfy the requirements for completion of the Master of Marine Studies in Fisheries Resource Management Programme at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. As such, all statements and intellectual property contained herein are the responsibility of the author. -- The report focuses on Bitter Crab Disease (BCD) in Newfoundland and Labrador snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio). Specifically, it investigates potential factors affecting prevalence and distribution of the disease toward formulating effective fisheries management strategies to deal with it. The report entails a review of snow crab biology, an overview of the Newfoundland and Labrador snow crab fishery, a literature review of BCD, and original research investigating prevalence and patterns of BCD in snow crab in coastal bays along the northeast coast of Newfoundland.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8767
Item ID: 8767
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 34-39).
Department(s): Marine Institute > School of Fisheries
Date: 2010
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Fishery management--Newfoundland and Labrador; Snow crab fisheries--Newfoundland and Labrador--Management; Snow crab--Diseases--Newfoundland and Labrador

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